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Monday, October 20, 2014

Start Your Career As A Fitness Trainer


All of us are well aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle today and so we are constantly looking out for ways in order to achieve this. Staying fit and active by working out is amongst the best methods to keep up with a good health. As a result, the health and fitness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Therefore, a career in personal training can be a wonderful opportunity for you. Read on further to learn more.

What Is A Fitness Trainer?

A fitness trainer also called a fitness instructor is a professional who helps people to perform various exercises in a proper and systematic manner and thus maintaining a good physical health. He also guides them in planning and implementing exercise routines that will benefit them and also advices a specific diet and nutrition that they should take. He may train people either in a gym or in a more informal environment. The job of a fitness trainer can be that of a freelancer, a self-employed or a salaried worker in a gym or some other fitness training center. He/she may specialize in weight training, aerobics, yoga, or some other fitness activity.


Things a Fitness Trainer Does:

- He/she guides the fitness enthusiasts on what goals to set and how to accomplish them

- If in a gym, he/she will be teaching people about how to make use of the equipment properly and efficiently and complete their workout effectively

- He/she can run group classes as well as work individual for private clients.

- He/she is also aware about the new developments in the fitness world and can guide the clients accordingly.

Educational Requirements

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mr. Olympia 2014 Results


And the winners of Olympia 2014 are: 


Men

Professional

1. Phil Heath 
2. Kai Greene 
3. Shawn Rhoden
4. Dennis Wolf
5. Dexter Jackson


212

1. James Flex Lewis
2. Eduardo Correa
3. Jose Raymond
4. Baito Abbaspour
5. Aaron Clark


Physique

1. Jeremy Buendia
2. Sadik Hadzovic
3. Jason Poston
4. Matt Acton
5. Steve Cook


Women 

Physique 

1. Juliana Malacarne
2. Dana Linn Bailey
3. Tycie Coppett
4. Karina Nascimento
5. Sabrina Taylor


Professional

1. Iris Kyle
2. Alina Popa
3. Debi Laszewski
4. Alana Shipp
5. Yaxeni Oriquen


Figure 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Getting The Most Out Of Your Fitness Regime


Often, a lot of time and effort goes into a fitness regime, so it’s important that one makes the best of it. It is worth planning and tailoring a fitness regime to be specific to the goals in mind – building and toning up requires a different exercise routine when compared to reducing fat and slimming down. A diet is crucial too, and taking the right vitamins and supplements is essential to achieving a healthy balance.

Plan Exercise and Dieting Routines In Line with Your Goals

Building muscle and reducing fat are the two popular goals for fitness regimes, but the approaches are very different. Not only do the two plans require different workout regimes, they will also require specific dietary adjustments. To achieve weight loss goals one needs to restrict calorie intake – as the body burns energy throughout the day and during exercise, a reduction in calories will force the body to burn fat.


On the flipside, if the plan is to bulk up or tone, there will be a need to increase the intake of certain food groups to ensure the body has the right nutrients to build muscle. In addition, it will be difficult to achieve a low calorie diet when there are post workout meals planned. Workout routines are different for these two goals – cardio training is great for losing weight, but if trying to build muscle, cardio training needs to be limited as this could reduce the calorie surplus that can be used for building muscle.

Supplements for Weight Loss or Muscle Building

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Protein Supplements: How They Work If Consumed Post-Exercise


Whether you're new to the world of exercise or well on your way to stardom, you'll have heard of protein supplements – particularly protein shakes. But how effective are they, and how do they work if you consume them after you exercise?

Let's start by looking at the theory behind it. Resistance training – which is any exercise that involves your muscles contracting against an external resistance (things like dumbbells, your own body weight, even a bag of sand) – works by increasing the amino acid delivery to your muscles, as well as the rate of absorption. If you add extra protein after exercise, it can stimulate extra protein synthesis which leads to added strength and lean body mass. Basically exercise followed by protein equals more muscle.


Or so the theory goes. The problem is that many studies show it has no effect – and many studies show it does. So what does this mean? An analysis of a few studies notes that it does indeed lead to increased muscle strength and lead body mass – it's just unclear as to whether it's timing or amount that matters more.

Timing

When should you be taking supplements – should you be organising your workout time around them? You may have heard 20 minutes, but the effects last for at least 24 hours – and possibly 48! There will be diminishing returns, but don't force yourself to take one straight after. You can cool off, have a shower, and even go home before taking a supplement, and it will still have the desired effect. It's not just after either – you could eat a couple of hours before – it's been proven to work just as well! The only downside is it can be unpleasant to eat before a workout, hence people favouring afterwards.

Amount

Monday, June 30, 2014

MI40X Review - Can You Really Gain Muscle With This Program?


MI40X is the brand new workout system released by one of the top IFBB Pro Bodybuilders, Ben Pakulski. In case you already found out about this product and you were looking for a detailed MI40X review, you came to the right place. If this is the first time you hear about it, feel free to visit the official website first, and then come back here and continue reading the review.

MI40X is an advanced workout system, that contains all the information you need to know in order to gain as much muscle mass as possible WHILE burning fat at the same time. The information is not your average bro-science, and is based on a scientific study performed at the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance from The University of Tampa. The conclusion of the study was that “MI40-Xtreme increases lean body mass, muscle hypertrophy, power and strength in resistance trained athletes”.


And even though the study was made on people who were already working out, the program works very well for beginners as well. As you’ll learn below, it includes training videos, programs and information for beginners, intermediate lifters and advanced athletes.

About The Author

Before we discuss more about MI40X, let’s talk a bit about the man behind it. Ben Pakulski is one of the top 10 IFBB Professional Bodybuilders of the world, with some of the best legs in this sport. He is only 33 years old, yet has some amazing results. He won the Canadian Championships in 2008, finished second at Flex Pro 2012, 4th at Arnold Classic 2012 and most important of all – 2nd at the Arnold Classic 2013.


He was featured in some of the top Bodybuilding magazines, including Flex, Musclemag, FitnessRx and Muscular Development. He’s not just a huge bodybuilder, but also one of the smartest people competing in this sport. He owns a degree in Kinesiology and had spent the last 15 years actively seeking for cutting edge information from the world's leading athletic doctors, coaches, trainers and therapists and applying just about every possible technique on himself.

What Is Included In The Package?

Now let’s take a closer look at the components of MI40X:

1) The MI40 CEP Rapid Start Action Plan: this is a 5 minutes video that gets you started and introduces you to C.E.P. (which stands for Cell Expansion Protocol). So if you are in a hurry and you want to get started right away, this video alone is worth its weight in gold!